Patient Financial Resources

Pay your bill, receive a patient estimate, explore hospital pricing, or ask a question of a patient financial services representative.

Pay a bill

If you already have a MyChart account, you should use it to pay your bill. If you're interested in getting a MyChart account, please sign up.

If you don't have a MyChart account, you can still pay your bill online using Guest Pay.

Patient estimates

Have a MyChart account? You should use it to get your patient estimate. If you're interested in getting a MyChart account, please sign up.

If you don't have a MyChart account, you can still get a patient estimate online using our guest portal.

Understanding hospital pricing

Stock image of a patient's billing statement

Based on regulations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we publish a complete list of standard charges. Because your cost is based on your insurance plans and other relevant financial factors, these standard charges may not be reflective of what you will pay for your health care.

A member of our financial services staff can assist you.

Clinics at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics are considered “hospital-based” clinics.

Download CMS Standard Charges List

Additional questions about hospital pricing

What does the posted list of standard charges tell me about the cost of my health care?

As required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), UI Health Care publishes a complete list of standard charges. However, it is important for you to know that this charge document does not contain any information about your personal out-of-pocket cost for your treatment. Your actual out-of-pocket costs, including any copays or deductible amounts, will vary depending on the health insurance policy you selected and whether or how it covers the treatment you are seeking. The charge document is also not helpful if you qualify for financial assistance or other types of discounts or accommodations.

Can patients determine their out-of-pocket cost on your website?

Patients and guests are able to access a discounted cash price for more than 300 shoppable services by using the price estimator tool in MyChart. The individual out-of-pocket cost may be obtained by contacting our financial counseling team or your insurance company. UI Health Care is working diligently to automate this information on our website.

Why does UI Health Care include professional fees along with a facility rate in its bills?

CMS requires hospitals that directly employ physicians to post rates for professional services. This means that UI Health Care includes the rates for nearly all services provided as part of a patient’s care. This also allows for a comprehensive estimate that shows patients their total out-of-pocket estimates. Other facilities may not include this comprehensive information, which could lead to unexpected extra bills, because the total cost of care is not accurately represented in any one bill.